—Nine Historical Romances Grow Alongside a New Country—
Meet the faithful dreamers who helped build the foundation of the new American nation—from four brothers in Colonial Connecticut determined to make something of their lives, to a colony of Quakers in North Carolina resolute in their faith, to settlers in the northwest frontier staking their claim in hostile territory. Watch as nine romances develop and legacies of faith and love are formed.
Discover the booming industry of the Wilmington riverfront in historical Delaware during the Gilded Age, and share in the journey of an heirloom book as it brings together three couples in the Brandywine River Valley.
Nestled amid the beauty of historical Delaware, three generations of bookstore owners find love grows out of a shared love for great literature. Charlotte Pringle is pressured by her parents to marry advantageously, but while Richard Baxton loves her, he cannot provide for her because all his finances go to help his niece walk again. Grace Baxton is on the search for a missing heirloom book. Andrew Bradenton offers to help her, but his past mistakes cast him in a suspicious light, even while a dashing suitor catches Grace’s eye. After the loss of his friend and her brother on the Titanic, Aaron Stone encourages Lillian Bradenton to restore her hope by bringing a boarded-up bookstore back to life. Will each woman’s literature-inspired dreams lead her to the right man of faith and devotion?
Melody May Buchanan left Gatlinburg to pursue a life in the symphony. When a letter arrives asking her to return home for her granddaddy’s 80th birthday, she knows she must go. Leaving her fiancé in Denver while the symphony is on break, she pushes behind her the reasons she left and heads home. But the homecoming isn’t quite what she expected, and she’s immediately faced with everything she loved about growing up there…even her childhood best friend, Drew. Old feelings surface, and she starts to wonder if she made a mistake. Then, her two worlds collide when her fiancé arrives, and she discovers Drew has become quite a success in the music industry. Faced with the dilemma of which path to choose, Melody turns to God and her grandfather for advice. Either way, one man will get hurt. Which option is the best?
A fun getaway on a charming island may be just what Alyssa needs…if only she can let go of her past.
Fifteen years ago, Alyssa Denham stopped taking her annual summer trip to Mackinac Island, refusing to tell anyone the reason she avoided the island she loved as a child. Now here she is, unexpectedly on the island for two weeks with her best friend, Libby, trying to keep her secret buried.
Alyssa’s grandmother, who lives on the island, has asked Alyssa and Libby to help piece together a friendship quilt she had started years earlier. Their quest takes them to the homes of some of her grandmother’s long-lost friends, giving Alyssa amazing insight into her grandmother’s life…and attracting the attention of the handsome Scott Whitman.
Will memories of her past keep Alyssa from letting go? Or will she finally learn to trust and let God heal her fractured heart?
On a cold April night as the Titanic sinks to the ocean floor, Conrad Bradenton asks his new business partner, Aaron Stone, to fulfill a final wish: that Aaron return a well-worn book to his family and take care of his sister. Aaron seeks out Conrad's family, never imagining the depth of his commitment until he meets lovely Lillian Bradenton. Hit hard by the despair in her eyes, Aaron encourages Lillian to restore her hope by bringing a boarded-up bookstore back to life. Lillian is uncertain whether she can trust this stranger, the last link to her beloved brother. But she has faith in her brother's ability to read people. If Conrad saw something in Aaron, maybe she will in time. Then Aaron is summoned to London, and Lillian wonders if it is too late to turn hesitant friendship into undying love.
Collection Summary: Set during the years 1752-1762, Colonial Courtships features the four Ingersoll brothers who reside in Glassenbury, Connecticut with their widowed mother at their family hostelry, The Red Griffin Inn.
Product Description: Unexpected adventure catches the Ingersoll brothers by surprise-and brings unexpected love into their lives. Nathaniel has his sights set on becoming a master figurehead carver, until he risks everything for a woman. Jonathan's merchant trade and his new love are in jeopardy from a brother's animosity. Micah expects to settle down to peace after a life of fighting on the frontier but finds a young woman hiding from an abductor. Alden is press-ganged into tending an ailing naval captain, then catches sight of the captain's fetching niece. Will the unexpected end in four courtships?
My Novella (Trading Hearts): Jonathan Ingersoll is a successful merchant trader along the Great (Connecticut) River. When flooding forces him to take sanctuary in an unfamiliar inn along his route, he meets the innkeeper’s daughter, Clara Marie Preston. Immediately attracted to her shy, yet caring spirit and quiet faith, Jonathan makes a point to return. But animosity from her brother gives him pause. Learning the source of the resentment only spurs Jonathan to try that much harder to prove his worth. Doubts are cast upon his character, and his trade sales begin to decrease. When he tracks down the pirates who attacked Clara’s brother and sees justice served, things take a turn for the better. Finally, he can accept the full blessing for a union of marriage and make plans once more for the future.
Book Description: When Grace Baxton comes face-to-face with the thief who broke into her uncle's home, she isn't prepared for meeting Andrew Bradenton—not a young boy out to cause trouble and no hardened criminal, either. The judge sentences Andrew Bradenton to work for the Baxton family, and being forced to see him almost daily, Grace struggles with forgiveness. Out of guilt, Andrew offers to help Grace search for an heirloom book. When a handsome stranger appears with the book in hand, warming Grace's heart and finding favor with her uncle, Grace is torn over her growing attraction for both men. Andrew tries to prove the stranger is up to no good, but after key documents and money go missing from her uncle's safe, Andrew is seen as the guilty party. Will Grace discover the truth in time?
Book Description: Unlike other young ladies, Charlotte Pringle would rather run her bookshop than pursue eligible gentlemen. But when her parents pressure her to agree to an advantageous match, she fears she'll be trapped in a loveless marriage. Richard Baxton feels pressure at every turn in the wake of his brother and sister-in-law's accidental death. Now he's responsible for the family business and his niece Grace, who is unable to walk. When Grace's love for books leads him to Charlotte's bookshop, Richard is drawn to Charlotte's sweet spirit. But with endless problems on the horizon, will God's grace enable them to accept the hardship with dignity and strength?
Repack: Copper and Candles; Hearts and Harvest; Patterns and Progress.
—Relive Michigan's industrial boom alongside three women who must change their way of viewing the world before they can realize love.
Back Cover Copy: Within the industrial boom during the Turn of the Century, three Michigan women react differently to their rapidly changing worlds. Felicity Chambers trades her society gowns for poor rags, swapping lifestyles with a sick woman in the factory district. But when she meets Brandt Lawson from the copper refinery, will her noble deed lead to heartache? Annabelle Lawson takes food to the potato pickers in her father’s field and meets William Berringer, a victim of the 1893 financial crash. Can they break through society’s stigma when romance blooms? Shannon Delaney’s belief industrial progress is doomed to fail is confirmed by the sinking of the Titanic and when Jacob Berringer’s Model-T almost runs her down. Will Shannon be willing to embrace change and welcome love with it? Can each woman find the faith and strength to weather their times and invite love into their hearts?
—Feel the heartbeat of a chaotic new country through the lives of three Pennsylvania women who seek to know to whom they can entrust their hearts.
Publisher's description: Relive the birth of a new country as three Delaware women battle for determining to whom they can entrust their hearts. Raelene feels abandoned to the care of a man she dislikes, but is there peace in following the wishes of her deceased father? Elanna's inquisitive mind may lead her down the road to heartbreak, and will her love for an older man turn into a passing fancy when his integrity is questioned? Margret's loyalties are torn when the colonists rebel, for how can a love for a British soldier survive when it's built on deception that is bound to backfire? Will each woman find her place of freedom to embrace her faith and trust her heart to love?
"My brother and I purchased this book as a Christmas present for our mom. Having never read any books by this author, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly suprised when I flipped through the pages and found it wonderfully written and gripping! This was a fantastic addition to our collection. I certainly recommend it! ~Sarah Rose
"I don't often have the luxury of reading three books in a row, but when someone as talented as author Amber Stockton compiles a three-story series into one handy book, you just have to go for it! If you like early American history and compelling stories, don't miss Liberty's Promise!"~Kathi Macias, Easy Writer
—A farmer's daughter would rather turn back the hands of time than accept the fact that advancement in technology could be in God's plan.—
Every time Shannon Delaney considers changing her stance on what other people call "progress," something bad happens and she is proven right again. Why can’t things just stay the same—the way they should be? Jacob has his work cut out for him, proving to the stubborn but beautiful Shannon that just because he works for the Henry Ford Company, he isn’t a bad guy. But something about her tells him she’s worth the effort, and when Jacob puts his mind to something, he doesn’t turn back.
"You won't be able to put down Patterns and Progress. This story takes us back to another time and the days of the marvellous driving machine, the Model-T and the Henry Ford plant in Highland Park, Mich."~Velma Daniels, News Chief
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—A destitute young man fights society's mores to win the hand of his privileged sweetheart.—
William's is a true riches to rags story... Once members of Detroit's elite society, the Berringer family lost everything they had in the financial crash of 1893. From a life of influence and privilege, they now find themselves working a potato patch alongside immigrants and other destitute folk on borrowed land. William's resentment toward his current situation—and mostly toward God for allowing it—simmers barely beneath the surface. All it takes is one charitable visit to the fields from a lovely society darling to burst his façade of acceptance. Annabelle Lawson, convicted by her pastor's admonishing words, begins delivering food and water to the workers on her father's donated land. But as she learns the stories of the people who work there, she becomes increasingly drawn to their plight. Especially that of the inscrutable William Berringer. Can Annabelle and William overcome the stigma placed upon his family by a society that once embraced them? Will her parents remember their own meeting or forbid this budding romance altogether?
—A young lady of means discovers that keeping secrets, no matter how noble the intent, demands a price that she and a refinery worker, with all their resources, might not be able to pay.—
Society teas and garden parties, shopping, gossip—Life as a young lady of means may be fun, but Felicity wants to do more. Unfortunately, she finds that her position and wealth can sometimes hinder her efforts to help those around her in need. Thus, when a charity case falls ill and cannot work, Felicity determines to go to work as a commoner in Detroit's dangerous factory district. Relationships become complicated, however, and she soon finds herself falling in love with a worker from the copper refinery next door. She knows her family would never accept him as a suitor, but what's a girl to do? What she doesn't know is that Brandt has his own secrets and hides his identity just as carefully as she. Brandt and Felicity soon discover that deception—no matter how noble its intent—demands a price that even they, with all their resources, may not be able to pay. Can they survive the storm when truth is revealed?
"The author portrays the attitudes of rich and poor very effectively, and avoids the pitfalls of painting any grouping with a single brush. And the whole comes to life, even to the details of food in the protagonists' lunch pails. Faith guides these characters, and forgiveness leads them home in a pleasantly satisfying conclusion to this gentle romance." ~Sheila Deeth, Gather.com
"Amber Stockton has done a wonderful job of showing the contrast between the two levels of society as well as giving us two characters who love the Lord and want to do what is best for the people with whom they come into contact in the factories. Amber weaves a story fraught with deception but filled with love and concern for others." ~Martha Rogers, author of Becoming Lucy
Living during the American Revolution and the formation of a new nation, Margret Scott gets involved with a spy and a life of deception that could endanger herself, her family and the man she loves. --
Is deception fair in wartime? Margret Scott finds she must deal with this question as she becomes attracted to the enigmatic Samuel Lowe. As the tensions grow between the colonists and the British soldiers and loyalists, Margret struggles to determine where Samuel's loyalties lie, despite his reassurances that they lie with the colonists. Samuel's duties have him working for both sides of this war, and he is often torn between what is right and what is wrong. He promises Margret she can trust him, and Margret promises him she does. But can promises born in deception be trusted? Can relationships built in uncertainty survive?
Deceptive Promises stirred my patriotism for America and made me thankful yet again to live in the greatest nation on earth. Deceptive Promises is a satisfying conclusion to the Delaware series, and one I am happy to recommend to you!"~Kim Ford, Window to my World
"A touching love story with a dash of adventure awaits.
Amber did an even finer job of relaying the events of the day through dialogue, internal thought, and narrative than she did in the previous installment.
If you want to be drawn into a touching inspirational love story set during the American Revolution, this is the book for you."~Cheryl Malandrinos, The Book Connection
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Separated from Madison when he leaves to fight the French and Indians,
Elanna Hanssen must choose between her heart and her head, especially
when Madison's integrity is questioned. --
Innocence paired with wisdom beyond her years—With these traits, Elanna Hanssen unwittingly captures the attentions
of Major Madison Scott. Her honest desire to understand the war
fascinates him, and he resolves to get to know this perspicacious
young lady better. When he is called away to fight the French and
the Indians, they begin a correspondence, cautiously baring their
hearts to one another. Elanna has never known emotions like these
before, but she is drawn to the integrity she sees in her major.
When a writer for the first newspaper in the colony questions the
major's credentials and activities, however, will she allow her
heart or her head to rule? Can true love grow over such distance
and around such obstacles?
"Quills and Promises is one of the better Heartsong historical novels I've read and truly hard to put down. The story swept me away. The author did a masterful job with character emotion and showing the longing the hero and heroine had for each other."~Michelle Sutton, Edgy Inspirational Author
"Quills and Promises is everything a historical romance should be! I really appreciate Amber's accuracy as she portrays this fascinating time in our country's history!" ~ Kim Ford from Window to my World
-- Raelene Strattford believes God has forsaken her, but her neighbor
proves just the opposite while giving her a voice in a world where
women have none.
Has God forsaken Raelene? What kind of God would take a girl's family and leave her alone in a
wild land where women have no voice? When Gustaf Hanssen promises
Raelene's dying father that he will take care of her, he finds himself
bound to her happiness, her success, and her well-being in ways
he never imagined. To keep his word, must Gustaf really oversee
all of Raelene's affairs, find her a husband, and maintain her farm,
while she does nothing but scorn him? Can God reach through Raelene's
pain and self-centeredness and give her the love that awaits, if
only she will accept His will?
"Amber is truly one of the strongest historical romance writers I've read in years. I just finished this book, and I'm thrilled with it! It's the perfect blend of story, history and spiritual truth, and it's beautifully written, to boot!"~ Janice Thompson, Double-Booked Reviews
"I am primarily a historical reader/writer, so I fully expected to like Amber's book, but HOLY COW, I found myself flipping through those pages like a heat-seeking missile!"~Julie Lessman, author of A Passion Most Pure
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